Category:Unsupported Devices

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This page is for listing devices that, to our current knowledge, cannot run postmarketOS.

Projects to run another OS on the device can be linked if they exist.

Common Issues

  • Device uses ARMv6 without FPU/VFP or , ARMv*m and so it cannot run under the armhf architecture #1203
  • Device uses Category:Unsupported Architecture (ie. 32-bit powerpc, armv5te)
  • Device has less than 128MB of storage with no option of expansion
  • Device can't get flashed


  • Device is literally a joke

Device List

Device Codename Note Architecture Release year Chipset CPU GPU
HTC Wildfire htc-buzz Qualcomm MSM7225 - ARMv6 without FPU/VFP #1203 ARMv6 2010 Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 (MSM7225) 528 MHz ARM 11 No
Huawei Vodafone 858 Smart huawei-u8160 Qualcomm MSM7225 - ARMv6 without FPU/VFP #1592 ARMv6 2011 Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 (MSM7225) 528 MHz ARM1136EJ-S -
Kosagi Fernvale kosagi-fernvale ARMv6 without FPU/VFP #1203 ARMv6 Mediatek MT6260 ARM7EuJ-S some form of 2d gpu
Lego Mindstorms EV3 lego-ev3 armv5tej not supported by Alpine ARMv5 2013 TI Sitara AM1808 Single-core 300MHz ARM926EJ-S ST7586 LCD Controller
LG Optimus Slider lg-gelato-q ARMv6 2011 Qualcomm MSM7627T 800 MHz ARM11 Adreno 200
Netgear PTV3000 netgear-ptv300 ARMhf 2x 600MHz ARM1176JZF
Panic Playdate varvara-playdate Unsupported Architecture ARMv7m 2021 STMicroelectronics STM32F746IGK6 ARM Cortex-M7 none
Samsung Star/ Tocco Lite / Avila / Player One samsung-gt-s5230 CPU uses armv4 (Not supported by Alpine Linux) ARMv4 2009 Broadcom BCM21332 208 MHz ARM926EJ-S none
TP-Link Archer C7 V5 tp-link-archer-c7-v5 Unsupported Architecture MIPS 2023-10-20 Qualcomm Atheros QCA9563 MIPS Cpu

Other devices that isnt supported

Note Some devices listed here are jokes and shall not be interpreted literally.
Device Notes
Nintendo Wii 32-bit PPC not supported by Alpine. See Wii-Linux
Nintendo Wii U 32-bit PPC not supported by Alpine. See linux-wiiu on GitLab and their wiki
Zipit Z2 armv5te not supported by Alpine
PalmOne Zire 31 armv5te not supported by Alpine
Xiaomi Amazfit Stratos/Verge 32-bit MIPS not supported by Alpine
The NoPhone (nophone-thenophone) Plastic not supported by Alpine
The NoPhone Air (null) Air molecules not supported by Alpine
Human (homo-sapiens) Largely undocumented architecture, no concrete method to flash.Lucky there are already several reverse engineering project.(See
Cake™ (food-cake) No concrete method to flash, cake™ not supported by Alpine
Gnu (animal-wildebeest) Wildebeest cannot be flashed
Coca-Cola™ (coca-cola-coca-cola) No concrete method to flash, Coca-Cola™ not supported by Alpine


  • The architecture "armhf" in pmOS is ARMv6 but has a strict requirement on an FPU (i.e., requires VFP). #1203
  • Theoretically we could bootstrap a new architecture onto Alpine Linux (run the bootstrap script from Alpine's aports folder, then compile all packages from scratch) but its not feasible at the moment. #1203
  • Those architectures that used in contex-m* are different from those architectures that used in contex-a*.Postmarket OS currently only support 3 of those architecture that used in contex-a* (Category:armhf , Category:armv7 , Category:aarch64) (See here)